2012 is going to be a big one for David Oyelowo! Good for him! Dude’s got skillz!
4 films he has starring roles in are set for 2012 release dates, scattered throughout the year – Red Tails, Ava DuVernay’s Middle Of Nowhere, Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy and One Shot opposite Tom Cruise.
Make that 5 films now (although it’s not a starring role), as he’s reportedly joined the cast of Steven Spielberg’s Abraham Lincoln biopic, which is expected to be in theaters in December 2012. And this baby has Oscar written all over it, with a cast that already includes Daniel Day-Lewis as the titular Lincoln, with Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Fields, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Strathairn, and several others.
Oyelowo will play the role of a cavalryman… nothing more specific than that, which could mean any number of things. Countless black cavalrymen fought countless battles in Lincoln’s time.
One thing we can be sure he won’t be doing is hunting vampires with Lincoln ;)